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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned-What it Means for Your Business

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

It has been a long year. 2020 brought fear and uncertainty. Many have lost people they loved to the COVID-19 virus. Restrictions were put into place for the protection of the public. This meant business closures at first. Then working from home and grocery pick up became the norm for many of us, followed by mask mandates when in public in many states. Our lives changed collectively.

Now that things are opening back up, we are still told to be cautious. Some companies are still allowing employees to work from home while others need to have their staff back in the office. What can you do to give your employees and yourself peace of mind before they come back to the office? What about your customers? If your business is open to the public, how can you ensure that it stays clean?

SERVPRO offers a service called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Each franchise, including SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva, offers this service. This type of service is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning. We will utilize multiple methods of cleaning to ensure every surface, nook, and cranny are clean, sanitized, and disinfected. When the service is complete you will receive a window decal that will show the date the building was last sanitized and disinfected. We are proud to offer this service to our communities. Together we will come back strong!

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If you have fire damage at your business you can count on us to help. You can contact us at any hour of the day to learn more about our services or to report damages.

SERVPRO of Apopka Wekiva is proud to serve Central Florida cities like Orlando, Wekiva Springs, Apopka, Lockhart, Zellwood and many more. 

Best Steps to Take After a Fire at Your Business

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs cleaning a soot covered ceiling Once the fire department has doused all of the flames, be sure to call a fire remediation expert like SERVPRO of Apopka / Wekiva

When a fire strikes your commercial property, it's quite likely that you feel yourself start to panic. This immediate reaction makes sense given all of the economic turmoil and property destruction that a fire can cause. However, knowing which steps to take in the face of a Central Florida commercial fire can help prevent you from becoming anxious, losing money, and undergoing extensive property damages. To handle a Greater Orlando commercial fire successfully and speedily, implement the following four tips:


1. Contact A Fire Remediation Expert. 
Once the fire department has doused all of the flames, be sure to call a fire remediation expert. This individual will be able to equip you with a thorough assessment indicating the extent of the damages. Don't ever attempt to handle any of the cleanups, drying, or restoration processes on your own. Doing so could put you in peril of injury and illness.


2. Assemble Your Records. 
In addition to contacting a fire remediation expert, make sure that you assemble your business's essential records. You'll want to have this information with you when you start working with your insurance company. To guarantee that you can have all of your files ready in a safe place, make a point to buy a fireproof safe where they can be stored.


3. Call The Insurance Company Immediately. 
Be sure that you call your insurance company once the fire is put out. This step is important because your insurance agent will work with you to file a claim and determine how much coverage you'll attain for the commercial damages.


4. Get Permission To Reenter The Building. 
Always ask the fire department or another local authority whether you can reenter your building. In some cases, Apoka / Wekiva fires can weaken the structural integrity of the commercial property and make it subject to collapse. This is why you need to assure that reentry is safe for you and your employees.


Call SERVPRO For Fast, Friendly Fire Remediation Services 
If your business caught on fire, don't worry. Instead, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Apopka / Wekiva and let us start cleaning up immediately. Acting right now is the key to limiting damages and expediting the restoration process. Choosing our team of industry specialists is the secret to attaining the sophisticated services you deserve. All of our IICRC-certified technicians will work with diligence and determination to get your commercial property back in pristine condition, so call us now at (407) 788-3124 to attain your free estimate.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

If you have fire damage at your business you can count on us to help. You can contact us at any hour of the day to learn more about our services or to report damages.

SERVPRO of Apopka Wekiva is proud to serve Central Florida cities like Orlando, Wekiva Springs, Apopka, Lockhart, Zellwood and many more. 

Water Damage Restoration for Your Orlando Commercial Property

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks outside of a commercial building We're ready to help 24 hours a day.

In the Orlando area unchecked water can be devastating to any structure. Water entering your commercial property risks far more potential extensive damages to stored merchandise, equipment, and shipping materials. Fast action by water remediation specialists like SERVPRO of Apopka / Wekiva mitigates damages to commercial structures caused by water or flooding.

Why water damage is so destructive to commercial properties

Keep in mind that water damage to your commercial property is potentially worse than damage found in any other kind of structure. It’s extremely important to understand how to prepare your structure to resist water, or what to do if water damage or flooding occurs. Depending on the type of business it is, flooding at a commercial property can be expensive if numerous computers or other electronics are on site, or the property stores products or goods. Larger properties tend to have more contents; thus, the risk of a higher damage is very possible. As a commercial property owner, you must remain vigilant when it comes to protecting your property against water damage. SERVPRO of Apopka / Wekiva can help you learn what to look out for and how to react to damages that can cause a slow in productivity or a loss of revenue for your company. Request a consultation with a field rep concerning the ERP Plan to better prepare you for unexpected mishaps or emergencies.

How damage goes beyond water

Hidden water, high humidity, and condensation often lead to mold contamination on your property. Cracks in your walls, ceilings, flooring, foundation, and roof allow temperature changes that drastically affect stored goods. Left unchecked, this damage can spread and cause significant loss. As with most disasters, being prepared can help prevent losses, or mitigate how extensive those losses are. Mold and lingering odors are unanticipated consequences of unchecked water damage to commercial property and need to be addressed if water damage occurs.

How SERVPRO helps commercial property owners  

SERVPRO of Apopka / Wekiva's IICRC-industry certified technicians can perform a full inspection of your commercial property following water damage or flooding, providing you with the location of possible problems, services to correct these issues, and the preventative steps necessary to prevent reoccurring damages in the future. They will discuss any remediation solutions with you before starting any work so that you’re well aware of what to expect when water remediation services are complete, and what if any reconstruction or restoration services might be necessary. SERVPRO technicians can help steer you in the right direction on how to mitigate future problems and provide you with the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to recover should extensive water damage exist on your property.
 
If your commercial property experiences water damage of any kind, contact

SERVPRO of Apopka/Wekiva at (407) 788-3124 as soon as possible after flood damage. The trained, certified technicians arrive quickly and use their advanced equipment to dry the property and return it to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."


More information about Apopka.

If you have water damage anywhere in your home you can count on us to help. You can contact us at any hour of the day to learn more about our services or to report damages.

SERVPRO of Apopka Wekiva is proud to serve Central Florida cities like Orlando, Wekiva Springs, Apopka, Lockhart, Zellwood and many more. 

How Quickly Should Businesses Act When Water Damage Occurs?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Truck mount outside of commercial building SERVPRO of Apopka / Wekiva is ready to help your business at anytime of day.

In the Apopka / Wekiva area unexpected water disaster can be detrimental to any business, large or small. The key to keeping water damage to a minimum and restoring your business to a functional state again is based on how quickly you react to water damage. While some situations seem minor, even small amounts of water can cause significant damage if left unchecked. See how much damage can happen in a small amount of time without proper water damage remediation.

How much damage can happen over time when a water disaster occurs?

Water damage within minutes

  • Water quickly spreads into floors, drywall, fixtures, equipment, and documents.

Damage in the first 24 hours

  • Drywall swells and breaks from the saturation
  • Hardwoods and furnishings swell and crack
  • Microbial growth begins

Water damage within 5 days

  • Mold growth accelerates
  • Wood is saturated and warped
  • Ceilings collapse
  • Flooring is likely unsalvageable

Unchecked damage after 5 days

  • Structural safety is compromised
  • Contaminants are a serious threat
  • Restoration costs escalate

How your business can be prepared for water damage

To be prepared, you need to develop a contingency plan in case of water damage or any other kind of emergency. SERVPRO of Apopka / Wekiva has an Emergency Ready Profile that is a free assessment of your facility when such disasters strike your business. The SERVPRO ERP identifies prioritized points of contact for authorizing the cleanup and restoration to begin. This saves time which will get your business up and running quicker saving time and money. It also provides detailed information such as water and gas shut-off valve locations and other priority information to accelerate reaction time and keep damage to a minimum. This will provide the crews reacting to your situation a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call…crucial when time is of the essence!

Protect your business by setting up an ERP with SERVPRO of Apopka / Wekiva. Contact us at 407-788-3124 to learn more about protecting your business. We’re here 24/7 to assist you with any emergency you may experience.


More information about Apopka.

If you have water damage anywhere in your home you can count on us to help. You can contact us at any hour of the day to learn more about our services or to report damages.

SERVPRO of Apopka Wekiva is proud to serve Central Florida cities like Orlando, Wekiva Springs, Apopka, Lockhart, Zellwood and many more.

SERVPRO Provides Disaster Recovery for Orlando Businesses

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane seen from space Is your business prepared?

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” which is especially true when it comes to maintaining your building. It is estimated that 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster never reopen their doors again. The majority of businesses that do reopen their doors have a plan in place. Here at SERVPRO we can help prepare you and your business so that your downtime is minimized, the scope of the loss is reduced and a plan that gets things moving smoothly is ready to go.  

Preparing for Disaster

There are a lot of resources from the Department of Homeland Securities website that are organized by disaster which are great to review so that you can target the threats specific to your business here in Central Florida. For example there is a Hurricane Preparation  available which is certainly pertinent around here. 

Some good general advice is at minimum you should:

  • Make an Evacuation plan and exercise it
  • Have a communication plan with your employees in the case of an emergency
  • Create a business continuity plan to become operational again quickly
  • Create redundancies for important documents and data

 Emergency Ready Profile

One thing SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva helps with is creating an Emergency Ready Profile or ERP. We do this by walking your building to identify, photograph, and log every water, sprinkler, electric, and gas shut-off as well as anything else that would be pertinent. We take down all the relevant contact info of people in your organization as well as any other companies that you wish to be contacted (such as security, plumbers, HVAC etc.).

We then take that information and create an emergency binder for your organization as well as an app which can be consulted in the event of an emergency. 

This ERP make sure that everyone in your organization has access to an information source on how the building works. This means that if a pipe breaks or the sprinklers go off and the person who knows the building is not around steps can still be taken to stop the damage and minimize the scope of your loss. Here in Wichita ERPs have saved organizations and businesses 10s of thousands of dollars.

Preauthorization and Emergency Service Limits 

Additionally we can set-up preauthorization and emergency service limits for our mitigation and restoration work. Normally when we arrive onsite we need paperwork signed and if an authorized signer is not around that can really slow things down. Additionally there can be some concern about cost and payment which also slows down our work.

When we create a preauthorization agreement with an emergency service limit we have preauthorization to start working on the building and limit on how much that work will cost. Doing this means work starts and finishes faster and you can be confident that the emergency service costs will be within the limit you set. 

While no one can be 100% safe from what life throws at us being prepared means getting back to normal faster which can mean the difference between staying open or not. Everything SERVPRO does as far is ERPs and preauthorizations go they are completely free so call us today and let's start preparing! 

More About SERVPRO of Apopka/Wekiva:

SERVPRO of Apopka/Wekiva has been trusted in the commercial cleaning business for over 40 years. The team is highly skilled in the cleanup of commercial properties in the wake of fire, flood, water, and air quality damage. SERVPRO understands that time is money so we work to minimize time lost due to these disruptions. 

There is no job within the 407/321 area that SERVPRO can’t handle. 

For all of your commercial cleaning service needs, contact SERVPRO of Apopka / Wekiva. The office can be reached by phone at (407) 788-3124.

Your Commercial Cleaning Choice

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Employee in PPE Disinfecting services offered daily, weekly or monthly.

You have enough to do to keep your Apopka / Wekiva business running – especially during a pandemic.  You shouldn’t have to find room in your day to deal with the inevitable wear and tear that gradually builds in your office over time. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva  professionals to help with your commercial cleaning projects. Whether it’s disinfecting your offices, removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look and feel its very best.

When you call 407-788-3124 you will be bringing in a quality contractor who carries these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

Specialty Commercial Cleaning Services 

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Their cleaning services include the following:

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned:   Our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

Air Ducts and HVAC: If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust, and other contaminants. We routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can, in turn, save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

Biohazard: Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. We are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Ceilings, Floors, and Walls: Ceiling and wall cleaning should be part of the cleaning maintenance of your business. You should also clean walls before painting so that the primer and paint can adhere properly. Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, we can help.

Document Restoration: In the aftermath of a disaster, some of your most valued contents could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, we know that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, our restoration professionals will help you recover your paper goods before it’s too late.

Odor Removal:  As experts in deodorization, our professionals are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

Sewage:  Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. Our team has specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Trauma and Crime Scene:  After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. We will respond immediately with protective equipment and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Vandalism:  Vandalism and graffiti can be very upsetting. It can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property. Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner.

No matter what your needs may be, we have a commercial a cleaning solution for you.  Call us today for more information or to set up an appointment – 407-788-3124.

Partial Fire Loss Can Leave Lingering Damage

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

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Partial Fire Loss Can Leave Lingering Damage

If a fire breaks out in your Apopka, FL, business, the aftermath can be overwhelming. Even if there is only a partial fire loss, the lingering effects of the fire and smoke damage can create long-term issues.

Seek Hidden Damage
Whether small or big, smoke, soot, and flames can quickly become absorbed into the materials of a building, even in areas not affected by the fire. If a fire breaks out in a neighboring establishment, its residual impact may also affect your building. Calling a fire restoration specialist is the best bet to ensure the building is properly cleaned and inspected. During the inspection, they will check areas of the structure that may be overlooked, including:

HVAC System – Soot can easily begin to circulate through the vents. If not properly cleaned, it creates a long-term odor and affects air quality.
Attics – As smoke rises, any levels above the fire will be affected. Not addressing soot buildup can reduce air quality.
Electric and Plumbing – The accumulation of soot can also involve plumbing and electrical systems. The heat from a fire can impact pipes, potentially resulting in a pipe burst. If the fire was due to an electrical issue, it might be best to contact an electrician to update the wiring.
Mold – If a sprinkler system was set off or water hoses were used to put out a fire, it has the potential to create the right environment for mold. As the water absorbs into porous materials, mold can quickly grow and spread.

Address the Issue
Fire loss can feel overwhelming. Once the smoke settles, filing a claim as quickly as possible is key to getting your business back up and running. For partial losses, the process may be a little different. It is important to document all damaged items. This will help the process go more smoothly and may help the restoration experts better salvage some of the losses.
While fire loss can seem devastating, help is only a phone call away. The right professional will work to reduce losses and make the proper repairs to get your business back to normal.

SERVPRO of Apopka Wekiva is proud to serve Central Florida cities like Orlando, Wekiva Springs, Apopka, Lockhart, Zellwood and many more.

Why Your Floors Need Commercial Cleaning In Your Apopka Business

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Thorough commercial carpet cleaning is the single best way to preserve and extend the life of carpet, but proper treatment requires careful planning and extensive training. It is the kind of training that a professional would receive through an organization like the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and it is essential for a professional to integrate quality practices into their own firm. But how much goes into proper commercial carpet cleaning? It starts with keeping soil and debris from entering the building to begin with. By placing entry mats in entrance and high traffic areas and maintaining the walking surfaces outside of the building, there will be less soil to deal with inside the building. Inside, frequent vacuuming is the first line of defense, and may be needed daily in areas that receive a lot of traffic. Vacuuming ensures deposited soil does not penetrate deeply into the fibers and cause damage.

Spot and stain control are essential, even if the flooring is colored in a way to make stain detection difficult. Stains will degrade the integrity of the flooring and alter its texture, so professionals will have to respond quickly to any problem areas. Formulated detergents and targeted agitation will normally do the trick. Finally, deep treatment, usually through hot water extraction or encapsulation methods, will need to be done several times a year to remove soils that have become embedded in the carpet fibers. Regular office carpet cleaning is necessary for maintaining a professional, healthy atmosphere. No one likes to work in filth, and over time, the flooring will pick up a great deal of soil and debris. If it is not regularly removed, the flooring will deteriorate at an accelerated rate, harbor odors, and look unattractive and dirty. Fortunately, certified professionals can keep the flooring nearly soil free if they are brought in for a thorough treatment on a regular basis.

Commercial buildings withstand a great deal of foot traffic every day, and with the foot traffic comes soil, moisture, and other debris. With entry mats near the entrances and daily vacuuming, most of this soil can be kept from penetrating into the fibers. However, it is not a perfect solution, and deep office carpet cleaning will be needed before long. There are several treatment methods available for commercial buildings, but most textile manufacturers agree that hot water extraction is the most effective method. During hot water extraction, a combination of superheated water and detergent is injected deep into the carpeting and then extracted once it has a chance to suspend any soil.

Make sure that before hiring a professional, you select a company that is an IICRC Certified Firm. This will ensure that the technician sent to your office is also certified. Advanced treatment methods require expertise and proper training, and certification through a respectable organization will convey this. We would love the opportunity to give you an estimate for the cleaning of your office. With over 30 years of experience in the cleaning and restoration industry, we can help in almost any situation.

SERVPRO of Apopka Wekiva is proud to serve Central Florida cities like Orlando, Wekiva Springs, Apopka, Lockhart, Zellwood and many more.

Central Florida Office Disaster Recovery Plan

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

It’s 2:45am on a Sunday morning. You get a call that there is an emergency in your office. The caller tells you that there was a small fire and that the sprinkler system put it out, but that the entire building is now damaged from the water. What will your next step be?

Do you have a plan of action? What if there was a way for you to start making the important phoe calls before you even leave your house? What if there was something as simple as an app on your phone or tablet that would allow you to access all of the information that you need? That’s where our ERP comes in! ERP stands for Emergency Ready Profile or Emergency Ready Plan, and allows you to have a plan for any emergencies that may happen in your commercial building.  The ERP has everything and anything you want to have in your preparedness plan, from the location of the main power shut off switch all the way to where the blue prints are located. Having a plan of action allows anyone from the owner of the building to the custodians working the nightshift to be able to possibly prevent additional damages from occurring, while stopping the main source of damage from spreading. The best part is you can access this ERP directly from your smartphone or tablet by simply installing the free SERVPRO Ready App. The app can be downloaded on as many devices as you deem necessary.

You may ask, “How will it benefit me and my business?” Not many business owners/managers know that about 50% of businesses are unable to reopen following a disaster. Of the businesses that do survive, the overwhelmingly majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And, knowing you are “Ready for whatever happens” speaks trust to your employees. Showing that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By working with SERVPRO of Apopka/Wekiva and West Orange, and allowing us to provide your business with an Emergency Ready Plan, your business can receive the benefit of over 30 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. Our teams are leaders in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your business back in working order.

The Emergency Ready Plan Advantages:

  • no cost assessment of your facility.
    •    -This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
    • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.     But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
    •    -It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.   of action.
    •    -This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.   money.
    •    -This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.  In advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”
  •    -Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in

Eliminating Odors in Commercial Buildings

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

WHAT IS THAT SMELL? WHERE IS THAT COMING FROM? IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK WITH THAT ODOR! Are you hearing things like that? Or maybe even seeing people new to your office turn up their nose when they walk in? You might have a foul odor and not even know about it. Mildew, mold, even a kitchen spill that might not have received the attention it needed-all of these things can make an office environment less than pleasant, even down-right dangerous to work in. 

Mildew is a version of microbial growth, much like mold, that can cause a host of issues to your employees and your customers. Does your assistant suffer from allergies? Do you have more than a few sick calls a week? Is your office filled with items to change the way the office smells? You might be suffering from a growth issue that SERVPRO can take care of. 

Kitchen odors, or break room odors as the case may be, can happen over time. Do you have appliances in your break room? A stove, refrigerator, dishwasher? In your home you may clean these area's with more frequency and attention that you might at the office.

The second sense people use after sight is smell. It is part of that first impression that is related to your customers coming into your business. How does yours stand up? Give us a call today, and let us take a look at some potential problem areas for you.

We are Cleaning Experts

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – [SERVPRO of Apopka/Wekiva, 407-788-3124]

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Our Experts Can Save Your Orlando Property After A Water Damage Incident

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged property We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Coordination Of Services For Commercial Water Cleanup In Orlando

Many commercial owners know how difficult it is to arrange for contractors to complete repair jobs. Water damage often presents unique challenges. Removal of the water, drying, and perhaps mold remediation is needed. In addition, there may be damage to floors or walls, which must be repaired before restarting operations or allowing customers to enter your building. Finding a contractor to make repairs can be time-consuming with all of the inherent delays.

SERVPRO offers commercial water cleanup services in Orlando and the surrounding areas. We also provide and coordinate full restoration services to our customers. We take care of the logistics required to bring in restoration contractors as soon as your building is free of water and dry. We also provide emergency board up services and temporary repairs to prevent further water damage as needed.

Don't Wait to Take Action
Whenever there is a water leak that is large enough to slow or even shut down your business, there can be a significant impact on the company's income. Any delays removing water and drying the structure can cause further damage. For example, the drywall begins to swell and discolor. Hardwood floors can also swell, buckle, or even crack. Hot, humid conditions are a perfect environment for mold growth.

Fast Action by our SERVPRO team can prevent much of this potential secondary damage from water spreading inside your commercial space. Removal of the water and dehumidification can prevent mold infestations, as well. Our general contractor license and mold remediation licenses allow us to provide a turnkey service to our clients. We can help with everything from document drying to repairing all types of flooring. Damaged drywall can be replaced and repainted.

Avoid delays and take advantage of our turnkey services. Our Contractor Licenses are General: CBC1258985, Mold Remediation: MRSR868. Don't risk further loss of income waiting for subcontractors to make repairs.

Call SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva at (407) 788-3124 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve University Park, Lockhart, Forest City, and the surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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How You Can Easily Deal With Water Damage Remediation in Your Orlando Business

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage remediation for your Orlando office doesn't have to cause a headache. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Restoring Water Damage in Your High-Rise Orlando Office Building

Water loss incidents can become especially damaging to office buildings with multiple floors that you can commonly see shaping the Orlando skyline. With situations like a burst pipe or a defective fire suppression system, water can pool quickly around the source of the damage and begin to spread through walls, floors, ceilings, and other paths to affect as many rooms and levels of your high-rise building as possible. With the severity of this situation, you do not have the time to reach out to your custodial staff to begin cleanup. You need professional assistance from trained technicians with experience in water loss recovery.

Combatting water damage in your Orlando office building is much different than contending with these effects in a single-family home. Our SERVPRO professionals have experience both with these smaller residential projects and large loss recovery scenarios, making us a capable and wise choice for those looking to minimize the damage and get your facility back to preloss condition promptly.

A substantial concern of our responding technicians is the spread of water damage to multiple floors of your high-rise office building. Containing the spread of these effects begins with stopping the flow at the source and then identifying the extent of the damage with moisture content readers and thermal imagery cameras. Once we know the edges of the disaster, we can set up our effective drying equipment to force moisture and saturation from the affected materials and areas.

Protecting your electronics, records, and other vital contents to your business is another concern of our dispatched SERVPRO specialists. Our contents department can remove many of these at-risk items and transport them to our facility for safekeeping and focused cleaning and drying efforts. Once restoration work completes, these items can get returned to their original positions.

With multiple floors full of workers and clients at any time of the day, a water loss incident can prove devastating to your building. Let our SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva water restoration specialists show you how our equipment and experience can make these damaging effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (407) 788-3124.

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When Water Damage Causes Your Orlando Jewelry Store to Lose Its Luster

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can be devastating to a jewelry business, not only with facility damage, but jewelry damage as well.

Crucial Steps When Restoring Commercial Water Damage in Orlando Jewelry Stores

If you manage a jewelry store, you know how important it is to keep your customer’s appointments. A water damage incident can easily ruin your plans and your reputation if your store is not accessible, or customer records are lost. Such incidents can also cause some of your items to deteriorate through oxidation and corrosion because of the high humidity.

Restoring partial or full operations fast after water damage in Orlando Jewelry stores that you manage can help save your reputation. Steps such as stopping the water source and extracting any standing water help. Our SERVPRO technicians use dry-wet vacs and other sophisticated water extraction equipment to evacuate any standing water fast. We also fix minor leaks and move items to unaffected areas.  

Apart from the harm caused by water, higher than usual humidity levels can also cause problems like tarnishing of silver items or impaired function in electronics. Reducing the levels of humidity fast can save such items. Our SERVPRO technicians use a variety of dehumidifiers to extract moisture from the air reducing humidity levels. We use LGR dehumidifiers, which add an extra cooling step thus improving the removal of moisture from the air that passes through.  

When people visit your jewelry store, the visual appeal of your store can influence the impression they have about your services. If the water affects finishes on walls, ceilings, and other surfaces by causing the paint to chirp or leaving lines, people might interpret that as a sign that your store offers inferior products. Cleaning up affected areas and refinishing surfaces can help prevent such outcomes. Our SERVPRO technicians use multi-surface cleaning equipment to remove any traces of soiling on surfaces. We also repaint surfaces matching the color with unaffected surfaces for a uniform look.  

In case of water loss in your Apopka, Wekiva Spring or University Park area jewelry stores, call SERVPRO of Apopka Wekiva to help restore it to its preloss state. You can reach us at (407) 788-3124 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our IICRC Trained Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Orlando Business

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Drying equipment setup in commercial building We have the necessary equipment and expertise to restore you business after water damage 24/7. We respond quickly so you can get back to business.

Overcoming Challenges of Commercial Water Damage in Orlando Magazine Stores

People who love magazines go the extra mile to ensure they obtain their favorite copy. With many publications going paperless, it means fewer magazine stores are available so a major water spill can cause major inconveniences to your regular clients. Responding fast and taking the right measures can help you navigate such loss with minimal inconveniences for your customers. We are IICRC certified in Water Damage Restoration so we can help.

Stopping the source and extracting any pools helps minimize the impact of commercial water damage in Orlando. Using sophisticated equipment and techniques can help fast track this process. Our SERVPRO technicians use pumps or truck-mounted water extractors for fast removal. We also drill weep-holes and vents to release water trapped in cavities.

Water spills drive up relative humidity in the affected areas or even the entire building. In a magazine store, heightened levels of relative humidity can cause widespread damages because of the risk of mold. Even diehard customers would not want to buy moldy magazines. Our SERVPRO technicians use thermo-hygrometers to check the levels of relative humidity in different areas including the areas affected by the water spill and outside the building. We then use drying equipment such as dehumidifiers to extract moisture from the air. In case there are many wet materials, we use air movers to improve the evaporation rate.

When dealing with a water spill in a fully packed magazine shop, there is a need to move them to allow smoother operations. Such movement can create problems in the future if the journals are not placed back where they were initially. Our SERVPRO technicians take proper inventory of items should the need to move them arise. We even have electronic CCIS, Content Claim Inventory Service, which allows us to track where each item was before the move-out. This resource allows us to return each journal where it was thus minimizing inconvenience to your clients.

In case of a water spill, call SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva to help restore your shop to preloss state. You can reach us at (407) 788-3124 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our Skilled Team Can Restore Your Water Damaged Child Care Center In Wekiva

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Do not let an emergency derail your business, call us at (407) 788-3124 and let us leave your child care center “Like it never even happened.”

Whom Do I Call When It Rains In My Child Care Center In Wekiva?

After taking all the relevant courses and going through the licensing process, you are finally able to run a child care center in Wekiva with a robust curriculum and lovely environment. You are at full capacity and parents rely on you for their childcare as they go off to work every day. Closing down for a few days because the fire sprinklers went off in the middle of the night and soaked every inch of the center affects not only your business but the lives of the families you serve.

Thankfully, SERVPRO is here to meet all your commercial water cleanup needs in Wekiva. We are in the service industry ourselves and recognize how important it is to be up and running as quickly as possible. As soon as you get the call about the incident, you can reach to our 24/7 hotline, and our specially trained crew will go to your center to assess the damage and develop a plan for a quick and safe restoration.

One of the first things our SERVPRO team looks at is the items that can be salvaged, and we quickly move them out of the way to a dry area to avoid any damage. At the same time, we are already placing submersible pumps in your center to extract water quickly, and we are using handheld extractors to access hard to reach corners. When the moisture in the air returns to normal levels, we bring in dehumidifiers and air movers to speed up the drying process. If your center requires it, we can even bring in equipment to push warm air inside your walls to help dry them thoroughly.

As we make plans to open to your students, we work hand in hand with you and your regulatory needs to verify that all safety requirements are met. Our SERVPRO technicians pay close attention to removing any standing water that could later become breeding grounds for mold and bacteria, thus eliminating that threat.

At SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva, we are here to help. Do not let an emergency derail your business, call us at (407) 788-3124 and let us leave your child care center “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO Will Help You Get Back To Business After A Fire In Orlando

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

A commercial air conditioning unit caught fire and filled the office with smoke. Our experts restored their business and they can help you too.

SERVPRO Saves You Time and Resources When There Is Fire Damage to Your Business in Orlando

It can be very disheartening to see your business engulfed in flames and to grasp just how hard restoring it will be. In between salvaging what you can, unraveling the appropriate paperwork to file for your insurance claim and ensuring the safety of all involved it is hard to know where to start. Moreover, of course, there are the financial considerations that come from your business not being able to operate.

For all commercial fire damage needs in Orlando, SERVPRO is here to help. Our team of experts is here to help you set priorities and relieve you from the work we do best. As tempting as it may be to enter your business with mops and cleaners, restoring your business after a fire is best handled by experts. Time is of the essence, and we can set things in motion as soon as you reach out to us. Our team is available 24/7 to respond to your emergency and begin the restoration process.

When there is fire, the damage comes not only from flames but also from the water and chemicals used to douse it out. Deciding what is salvageable and what is not can be time-consuming, but our well-established procedures are designed to make the decision more effective, thus saving you time and money. Our SERVPRO team first concentrates on eliminating any standing water and removing any materials that cannot be salvaged. Once our monitoring equipment verifies that moisture is back to acceptable levels, we utilize air movers and dehumidifiers to ensure everything is dry.

Our work is not done until we rid your business of unpleasant odors. To remove smoke and soot we use specialized solutions specific to each surface to clean and disinfect, but for odors, we use different approaches to neutralize and eliminate the offending smells. Our SERVPRO team understands how smoke travels, so we understand how to fight its remnants. By using charcoal activated filters, we clean the air through your HVAC system, and we complement those efforts with deodorizing pellets and even an ozone generator if appropriate.


We hope your business never falls victim to fire damage, but we are here to help if it does. Just call SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva at (407) 788-3124 and allow our experts to work for you. Every minute we can help you gain in opening your business again is time well spent.

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Orlando Retail Stores Turn to SERVPRO to Keep Their Businesses Open after a Water Loss

2/24/2019 (Permalink)

Orlando Shops, Water Damage, and Still Open Thanks to SERVPRO

Drying Water Damage in Your Orlando Plaza Shop

Plaza stores are a commonplace to commercial areas of Orlando, and it is the ideal location for your small boutique to find a foothold with the local and vacationing shoppers around the city. With steep competition for the attention of these daily customers, your business cannot afford a costly and time-consuming repair, and restoration like you might experience with the inadequate cleanup of a water loss incident in your shop. Instead, you can trust in the experienåce and fast response of our professionals to get the job done right the first time to keep your doors open.

While there are many different ways that water damage can affect your Orlando shop, restoring the effects that the incident can cause may not always be straightforward. Often business owners work to prevent the need for sub-contracting cleaning efforts to professional restoration companies for what would get deemed “minor” water incidents. The risk here is that inadequate cleanup and drying of these smaller water loss incidents can allow for continued structural damages, loss of stored inventory, and secondary effects like mold growth to develop.

If you seek the professional skills of our SERVPRO team for these emergencies instead, our fast response can ensure that the damage does not spread beyond the immediately affected area and we can work efficiently to get the saturated elements dried up. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Additionally, our professionals can check our progress and success in removing lingering moisture and dampness through the use of moisture detection equipment and FLIR thermal imagery cameras.

Our SERVPRO team can also work to protect the stock in your store. We can move it to a safe location throughout the drying process so that moisture and dampness do not cause irreparable damage that compromises your investments.

With the steep competition for small businesses throughout the city, do not take any more time than necessary restoring water damage to your shop. Our SERVPRO of Apopka-Wekiva water restoration technicians can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (407) 788-3124.

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Let SERVPRO Help You Resolve Your Insurance Claim

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Worried about your insurance claim? Don't be! Our team of professionals can help you get your claim submitted quickly and properly.

After the shock of dealing with a disaster is over, the next thing that people think about is "How am I going to pay for this?".   That is a natural response and a great question given the high cost of repairing mold, flood, fire and/or trauma damage.  The good news is that our team of professionals can help eliminate that concern!

One of the things that sets SERVPRO apart from other restoration companies is the how well we work with your insurance company. Our team of professionals understand the insurance industry and how the claims process works.  We also know everything that needs to happen in order to get your claim submitted and your repairs covered.

As one of one the largest restoration and damage remediation companies in the country, we have worked with hundreds of insurance companies to get our customers claims processed quickly and fairly.  In fact, Insurance companies know that SERVPRO handles things properly and often recommend us to their policy holders.

So remember, if you have an issue with your home or office our team of trained professional are here to fix it 24/7 365 days a year! Not only is our staff trained to resolve your damage, we can help with your insurance claim too!

Keep an Updated Inventory of Your Home or Office.. Just in Case

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Make sure you have a picture inventory of your belongings in the event of a loss. Without it you could lose a lot of money!

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While you probably have homeowners or business insurance that covers the contents of your home or business if they are lost, you probably don't have pictures of the contents you own.

Make sure you keep an inventory of the contents of your home and office.  Hopefully you will never need it, but you will be glad to have it in the event of a problem!


Be sure to take pictures of each area of your home or business and the contents in them at least once a year. That way, if you do need to file an insurance claim you will have a record of everything you lost, the condition it was in, etc.

People are often surprised that if their property is lost, destroyed or stolen getting it replaced is not necessarily a straight-forward process with their insurance company if they don't have this picture inventory.

For example, if you were to lose a desk in a fire and don't have a picture inventory the amount you will be reimbursed could be a surprise.  Your $1000 mint condition 'classic' desk could get valued based on age and 'market-value', leaving you with a lot less money than you expected, and needed, to replace it.

Again, we hope you never need that list, but better safe than sorry.  Of course, if you ever need us for mold, fire, water or trauma/bio-hazard issues, we are here 24/7 365.

Why Duct Cleaning is so Important

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

This photo shows the build up of contaminants on the inside of HVAC duct work, and the inside of the duct work after the cleaning was completed.

Here in Orlando, FL we like to think that once or twice a year we do spring or fall cleaning at home. We go through the house and clean what we see. But how do we go about cleaning what we don’t see? The air around us. Behind your walls is a maze of lines and vents that move air through our modern home. Often pulling air from the main parts of the house and some from outside. The air is circulated through an air handler, conditioned and pushed back into the home, or the office, or the school. With our busy lives how often do we really clean as much as we should? Have you ever woken up with a scratchy feeling in your throat? Have you ever suffered from allergies? Now stop and think about the air you breathe. What you don’t see is the dander, dust, dirt, and (if you have them) pet hair that is present. These particles are being moved through your structures through the vents.

The benefits of duct cleaning are simple and easy to see, even if the particles in the air are not. The first hits you in the chest. Cleaner air reduces allergies and illnesses that spring from constant contact with allergens. Particles in the air can be pulled into your HVAC up to seven times a day and circulated through the units. While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your building, they may be contributing to larger health issues, could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or those with allergies.

Next it will hit you in the wallet. The US Department of energy states that up to 40% of energy used for heating and air is wasted. Think about it this way, a vent is just a pipe in your home. What happens when all that matter builds up in the vent? It’s not being pushed through the vents completely, so it’s staying inside them and clogging them up! Filters are inserted into your HVAC’s but normal usage still allows for buildup of blocking matter that causes that unit to run longer, and more often. This also may cause your HVAC unit to have a shorter life span.

The EPA suggests that regularly switching out your filters, regular maintenance, and making sure moisture doesn’t get into your HVAC are important steps you can regularly do at home on your own. No facts about air duct cleaning have been produced yet, but logic dictates that once dirt and debris gets in, it needs to come out. It gets circulated and builds up in the home, office, or school. It does effect air quality in the building and will cause your unit to run harder and longer to push the same amount of air as a clean unit does wasting your hard earned money.

We are here to help you with any and all of your duct cleaning needs.